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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Soil Lamp

Soil Lamp

The design of Marieke Staps used free and environment-friendly energy to create light. The metabolism of biological living produces enough electricity to burn the LED. The only thing the lamp needs is mud and water. The mud is spread out into multiple warrants. These warrants also consist of copper and zinc to conduct the electricity. The more warrants there are placed the more power will be produced.

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  1. Stephen

    The anode and cathodes (copper and zinc) are depleted over time and will need to be replaced. These materials are manufactured using “non-free” energy. In a round about way you could argue that the energy released via the process that erodes the metals is “stored” in them when the metal is processed from ore.

    It looks pretty though.

  2. Sixpackistan

    Great point Stephen! Nothing is free in life and/or in nature!

  3. I have heard about your site from friend. I wanna say you it is wonderful site. and i like this bulb most. I will definitely mention about it in my blog.
    thanks for sharing these things with us.

  4. Victor L. Barradas

    This invention seems to me as a return to the origins before the dry cell, when the chemicals in the water produced electrical current, and eventually deteriorating the copper and zinc electrodes. In this case, it is the same with salt water system, but now sales are in the mud. As Stephen says, the electrodes should be finally replaced and will have an economic cost, and not only but an adjacent contamination due to the reaction of zinc and copper in the mud.